Journal article

Examining and addressing evidence-practice gaps in cancer care: a systematic review

Jamie Bryant, Allison Boyes, Kimberley Jones, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Rae Fry

Implementation Science | BMC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is increasing recognition of gaps between best scientific evidence and clinical practice. This systematic review aimed to assess the volume and scope of peer-reviewed cancer research output in the years 2000, 2005, and 2010. METHODS: Eligible papers were published in English and reported on evidence-practice gaps in cancer care. The electronic database Medline was searched for three time periods using MeSH headings and keywords. Abstracts were assessed against eligibility criteria by one reviewer and checked by a second. Papers meeting eligibility criteria were coded as data-based or non-data-based, and by cancer type of focus. All data-based papers were then further classi..

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This research was supported by a Strategic Research Partnership Grant from the Cancer Council NSW to the Newcastle Cancer Control Collaborative. Dr Jamie Bryant is supported by an Australian Research Council Post Doctoral Industry Fellowship.